Every year the 4th Grade comes together in art for a big project. We split into groups and each group makes a life size stuffed person. We make it look like real kids. Here is a little about the process…
First every group traces a real person on a big sheet of paper then they cut the person out. This all involves lots of teamwork! Next, the group thinks of lots of ideas of what the person is going to look like (clothes, nose, mouth, eyes, shoes and bottoms), that way it will look realistic. Next class, the goups start to design the person. For example one group used someone's real shirt that didn’t fit any more and stapled it on and used shorts that didn’t fit them too. You also get to paint the person first. You get to use a variety of materials. After your group is done with the body, you can move on to the face and shoes. You can use yarn for the hair. In our group, 3 people designed the shoes with lots of different fabric. When you are in 4th Grade you are going to have a blast with this project! Ms. Palefsky is the best art teacher ever!
Fourth graders collaborate to construct life-size paper sculptures to be placed around the school.
Each figure demonstrates a way to Care About Yourself & Care About Others (C.A.Y.C.A.O.)
|Proportion - the relationship of one part to another.|
Students traced their own bodies for accurate proportion.
|Mixed-media - when two or more media are|
combined in a single composition.
|Students combined paints, fabrics, oil pastels & markers,|
creating different textures.